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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Female Merlin? Hamilton County, TX 11/4/11

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thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2011
8:44 PM

Post #8880980

We spotted this bird just before sundown on 11/4/11 in Hamilton County, TX. It was Kestral-sized, but lacked color. It was brown and off-white. I caught a few pics from distance and the light was bad, but I believe it is a female Merlin. What do you think? I'll post 3 pics.

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thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2011
8:48 PM

Post #8880983

2nd pic

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thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2011
8:48 PM

Post #8880985

last pic

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2011
2:30 AM

Post #8881150

Yep, Merlin; female, or immature of either sex. Nice find!

Resin
thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8881189

Thanks, Res. That's a lifer:)

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